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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.) K-12 Language Arts – Summer only Application Process

Learn how to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.) K-12 Language Arts – Summer only Program.

Important Dates for Fall 2022

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 1, 2022
2. Official Transcripts due
April 1, 2022


NOTE: You apply for fall 2022 even though the program enrolls in the summer.

Steps to Apply 

1. Submit the Cal State Apply application

For assistance, see Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply University Application.

Choose the program name: Teaching - Language Arts Education (Summer only).

NOTE: The program is still listed as "face to face", even though it is now being taught online. Sorry this wasn't fixed this year.  The program will be online, even though it is still listed as "face to face".

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) -- Opens Oct 1

Items Needed to Complete the Cal State Apply Application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the Cal State Apply application in the Program Materials box/quadrant:  

Please provide a statement of purpose to include:

  • philosophy of education,
  • three most important things you learned in your credential program, and
  • why you are interested in the masters program.

Your essay should be two pages maximum, and use font size 12

We recommend uploading the document in PDF format.

Contact 1 individual who you have interacted with professionally and who would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. 

Enter the recommenders name and email address into the Cal State Apply application, in the Program Materials box, under the "Recommendations" tab.  Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Cal State Apply Application.


2. Request official transcripts from your Bachelor's degree and all credential coursework.

Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Official Transcripts page.